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Discus Thrower

Iryna Yatchenko

Iryna Yatchenko About Belarusian discus thrower who won two Olympic bronze medals, but was stripped of her 2nd for doping charges. Other Informations She competed in her first big competition at the 1990 European Athletics Championships and first Olympics in 1992 at Barcelona. She won her first Olympic medal at the 2000 games. She married …

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Valentina Ivanova

Valentina Ivanova About Discus thrower who competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Other Informations She was a strong and talented youth athlete. Her personal best in the discus was 65.12 meters, which she accomplished on January 27, 2001. She was born and raised in Russia. She was part of a track and field …

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Mac Wilkins

Mac Wilkins About Discus thrower who won a gold medal in the 1976 Olympics and took silver in the 1984 Olympics. Other Informations He graduated from Clover Park High School in Washington. He won gold in the 1979 Pan American Games. He was born in Eugene, Oregon. Edwin Moses also competed for the Americans in …

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Virgilijus Alekna

Virgilijus Alekna About Decorated Lithuanian discus thrower who earned Olympic gold medals at the 2000 and 2004 Summer games. Other Informations He made his major competitive debut with a 17th place finish at the 1999 European Championships. He made history by winning the Lithuanian Sportsman of the Year award for the fourth time in 2006. …

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Martin Sheridan

Martin Sheridan About American discus thrower and all around athlete who won five Olympic gold medals in the early 20th Century. Other Informations He competed in his first Olympics in 1904, taking gold in the discus throw. He died a day before his 37th victory as a casualty of the 1918 flu pandemic. He was …

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Ramón Jiménez Gaona

Ramón Jiménez Gaona About Paraguayan Track and Field star who represented his nation in three Olympics, placing 16th as his best result. Other Informations His first Olympics was at the 1988 Seoul Games. His best event was the discus, and he was the best South American thrower throughout the 1990s. He left his family and …

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Gerd Kanter

Gerd Kanter About Olympian discus thrower most remembered for winning the gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He later won a bronze medal in 2012 in London. Other Informations He made his first appearance at the 2004 Olympic games, but failed to place or make an impact. In 2011, he won the silver at the …

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Ehsan Haddadi

Ehsan Haddadi About Discus thrower who won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Other Informations He was a gold medalist at the 2004 World Junior Championships. He has won multiple gold medals at the Asian Games and Asian Championships. He was born in Tehran, Iran. At the 2012 Olympics he finished …

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Darya Pishchalnikova

Darya Pishchalnikova About Female discus thrower from Russia who was disqualified from the 2012 Olympics after testing positive for steroids. Other Informations She won the silver medal in the discus at the 2001 World Youth Championships in Athletics. She was banned by the Russian Athletics Federation for ten years in April 2013. She is the …

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Aleksander Tammert

Aleksander Tammert About Estonian discus thrower who won a bronze medal for Estonia at the 2004 Athens games. Other Informations He made his international competitive debut at the 1995 World Championships. He was also a bronze medalist at the 2006 European Championships and 2006 World Athletics Final. He has two daughters with fellow Olympian Elizabeta …

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Al Oerter

Al Oerter About American discus thrower who won four Olympic gold medals in four consecutive Olympic games. Other Informations He began throwing the discus at the age of 15. He was the first discus thrower to break 200 feet in the event. He married Cathy Oerter and the couple had two daughers, Crys and Gabrielle. …